The NBC Sports Northwest and iHeartMedia Portland new content partnership in the Portland, Oregon area debuted this morning at 6:00am. The collaboration will rebrand iHeartMedia’s Rip City Radio 620 to NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio. The announcement was made last month by Len Mead, GM of NBC Sports Northwest and Robert Dove, President of Pacific Northwest Region for iHeartMedia Markets Group.
The companies bring a new line-up to the community featuring nine hours of combined content simulcast on both KPOJ 620 AM and on NBC Sports Northwest between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. local, with NBC Sports Northwest producing its own three-hour show within that window.
The joint weekday lineup consists of Rip City Mornings with Dan & Nigel (6-9 a.m. PT), Dwight & Aaron (12-3 p.m. PT) and Rip City Drive with Travis & Chad (3-6 p.m. PT). KPOJ also simulcasts NBC Sports Northwest’s Outdoors GPS program. All shows originate from a new state-of-the-art radio studio being built at NBC Sports Northwest.
“NBC Sports Northwest is dedicated to serving fans across all platforms, so we are pleased to join forces with iHeartMedia to collaborate on programming for Portland sports fans on both TV and Radio,” said Mead. “This partnership combines and amplifies the best talent and production teams in the market.”
“We are excited to partner with NBC Sports Northwest to bring Rip City Radio listeners the best in local sports programming,” said Dove. “Our combined assets provide even more access for Portland sports fans across both TV and Radio including enhanced audio and visual content for Trailblazer fans all-in-one destination.”
NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio is available online and digitally everywhere listeners are via iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one streaming music, podcasting and live radio service. Visit iheartradio.com/apps to download iHeartRadio on your favorite device.
Harnessing the reach of iHeartMedia and the regional depth of NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio expands its role as Portland's sports radio home, including live play-by-play of the Trail Blazers, Oregon State Beavers, Hillsboro Hops, and Portland State Vikings games.